Quadron Interview

Coco, lead singer of Quadron, speaks about her sound and inspirations. Quadron is one of my favorite new groups of the last few years and rarely get to see them do interviews. Cool to see her kick truth to the online youth (c) DP.

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Posted on June 6th, 2011

Just Blaze talks Rebel Base

Just Blaze, who you should know ran then closed down the famous Bassline studios last year, talks about his new home at Rebel Base/Stadium Red, the set-up and new found enjoyment of making music again. I always enjoy Just Blaze’s interviews. He’s got the right dose of hip-hop nerdry with experience to some of the greatest moments of recent hip-hop. Plus, he doesn’t care what you think which always a bonus. Part 2 is after the jump, where he opens with an ODB song on piano. (source)
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Posted on March 8th, 2011

Atrak – Karmaloop TV

Atrak gives a really cool interview here. He talks about how’s he come up and how he manages Fools Gold. I think his message about character and personality applies not only to DJing but any expression someone chooses. I also appreciate how he looks to play music for the mass audiences. Hope you enjoy it as much as i did.

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Posted on February 2nd, 2011

Pete Rock & DJ Premier Interview

How ofter do you get a chance to have the two of these guys in the same room, open to answer all the questions you’ve wanted to ask? Very rare,I say. This 1-hour interview (just prepping you) is a really good chance to learn more about two of genre-molding icons. This was done last year when Primo and PR were in Japan for a show. Enjoy!

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Posted on January 27th, 2011

Bill Murray: The GQ Interview

If you are a Jedi like me, then you pretty much see Bill Murray as part of your personal Jedi Council.  The man has lived a life by his ethics and made legends of such.  This interview (August 2010) is not only rare (he gives out very few) but filled with one-liners and some great insight about his roles and decisions. Garfield is even mentioned!  Whole interview after the jump.

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Posted on January 26th, 2011

Hip-Hop & The Roxy

Two cool vids describing the early introductions of hip-hop and punk music. Kool Lady Blue speaks about her role and the importance of the Roxy to both genres. Click here to see that vid. If anything, you need this to win at your hip-hop trivia night. Props to GG for the vids.

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Posted on December 14th, 2010

Jay-Z on Juan Epstein

Jay-Z finally made it to Juan Epstein!  Props to Cipha Sounds for getting him on. Jay-Z is about town doing interviews for his new book, Decoded. He probably thought who buys books? Nerds.  Who listens to Juan Epstein? Nerds. BINGO! Let’s reach the target audience.  Jay seems very comfortable and really forthcoming with his answers.  Dope stories told.  Although my liking for Peter Rosenberg and his interview persona are waning, my true dislike for this interview is for the girl that pops up in the middle asking dumb questions to Jay.  Who let her in the room?  Its not as bad as NY Delight was on the Combat Jack show but man, talk about interrupting the flow of an interview. Anyways, Jay resolidified why he’s my favorite MC and has great stories to share about Biggie, Kane, Dilla and more.  Enjoy.  Got a bonus in the comments section.

Jay-Z_on_Juan_Epstein (November 15, 2010)

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Posted on November 16th, 2010

Stretch & Bobbito – Final/20th Anniversary Show

Last night was an iconic night for hip-hop.  The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito show reunited for a final hurrah before the doors were closed.  They went to their original time slot (1am to 5am EST) with a few homies, then kept it going for one more hour. They did what they normally did on the show – busted out jokes, played freestyles, and ridiculed callers.  Combat Jack & DP, who were doing their radio show on Thursday night, even called in – it was that big.  By 2am (PST), the internets, hip-hop heads, and fellow DJs were on their laptops listening to show.  It was a familiar feeling to listen to a radio show with your friends in the late night, feeling you were the only ones privy to this culture.  There was a dope twitter discussion between Platurn, Matthew Africa, Byze One and myself about the impact (or lack of) the show had on the West Coast.  Props to Ivan Rott for the stream.  Shout out to the West Coast Radio pioneers – KDAY, Wake Up Show, & Friday Night Flavas.  Salute to AtotheL & Fool’s Good for the content.

Stretch & Bobbito – Final/20th Anniversary Show

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Posted on October 22nd, 2010

Black Milk talks about his album, AOTY

One of Detroit’s torch holders, Black Milk, gives an insightful conversation about his upcoming album titled, Album of The Year. More importantly, he touches on the Detroit sound and the artisits coming out of the city. Also, where he sees legacy as an MC and producer. If he’s not on your radar, he should be.

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Posted on August 17th, 2010

Talib Kweli talks about pre-College Dropout Kanye

Although I have retired from ever seeing Talib Kweli and/or Mos Def ever in concert because of their lame performance style, I will not get tired of them speaking about the past and early days in hip-hop. Kweli blesses this interview with some cool insight to Kanye’s self-vision before he had a record deal. He’s made some of his dreams a reality. Who knows what he’s thinking about now that he has resources, time, and money? Props to RR for the video.

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Posted on August 16th, 2010